Vietnam readies for 2014 int’l Chemistry Olympiad

(VOV) -The 13 members of Vietnam’s Chemistry Olympiad Committee is holding its first meeting in Hanoi, strategising ahead of the 46th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO 2014) scheduled for July 20-29.

The January 9-12 meeting focused on ensuring security of the exam, inspecting facilities, reviewing participating countries, and updating competition regulations.

The committee has so far prepared 30 practice tests and 100 theory tests.

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IChO 2014 is expected to attract 80 country and territory delegations.

Apart from two days of official competition, candidates will also have opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities to learn more about Vietnam’s land, people, and culture.

The IChO is an annual academic competition for high school students under the age of 20.

Vietnam won two gold and two silver medals when it took part in the competition for the first itme in 1996.
Its record of success continued with two silvers and two bronzes in 2010, two silvers and two bronzes in 2011, one gold, two silvers, and one bronze in 2012 and 1 gold, three silver medals in 2013.

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